I think I am at the end of my rope. I didn't know a mom could run out of love? Since my son turned 15 in April this year, his defiance has moved into hyperdrive. He does not use drugs or alcohol. He asked to change schools BC he was failing at the public school last year. He was accepted to a college prep school and did well first 9 weeks, but now is letting his grades fall. When dad & I addressed it, he refused to study or do homework. We took away electronics In the past to no avail. He tries to survive the punishment instead of changing the behavior. This time we stripped his room except for his 5 pairs of clothes/shoes for school. The more we try to oversee his studies, the bigger the battle. He lashes out verbally attacking me as a mom and went so far tonight as saying he wished that I was dead. This is not ok with me and especially hard on younger siblings 13 boy, 9 girl. He laughed at us for spending our savings on the private school and we can't get our $$ back even partial. I'm sick and heart broken, cried all my tears...just empty now wishing he would leave home. Help!